Healthcare News & Insights

Prioritizing hospital CEOs’ No. 1 priority: Cost control and the physical environment

According to Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey, cost control has surpassed revenue growth as healthcare system CEOs’ No. 1 priority. Hospitals are large enterprises, whether they’re part of a healthcare system with hundreds of hospitals, or a single hospital with hundreds of beds. Additionally, each hospital can encompass hundreds of employees in both […] [MORE]

How to implement and measure the success of a telehealth program

Telehealth adoption, across a multitude of specialties, has been well underway for years. In fact, research has found that remote and video-enabled care is becoming a critical cornerstone of healthcare delivery, with over 75% of healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) operating or planning to launch telehealth services in the year to come. In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Opportunities and pitfalls for connected medical devices

Connected health care is poised to solve the challenges the healthcare industry is facing. In this guest post, Abbas Dhilawala, CTO of a provider of a turnkey, connectivity and data analysis, compliant software platform, highlights the major barriers to adoption concerning cost, cybersecurity and data privacy that still exist, and how to manage these risks.

Are you missing value-based payments? Patient experience is key

Today, patients want more from hospitals as far as electronic convenience goes. And as value-based payments continue to grow, the patient experience becomes key. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management for a company that develops a variety of information systems for providers, reveals how facilities can ensure each patient has the […] [MORE]

Strategic plan is critical to prepare for data breaches in health care

Hospitals are a favorite target of hackers, as is apparent with the number of facilities experiencing data breaches. In this guest post, Kristen Broyles, a social media marketer, offers five steps hospitals need to think about in terms of data breaches.

Why opioid addiction will persist until physicians have panoramic view of exposure

There are a number of factors involved with opioid addiction, not just long-term use. In this guest post, practicing gastroenterologist, Dr. Mukul Mehra, CTO and co-founder of a company that develops technology that allows for the monitoring of opioid dosing, explains why opioid addiction persists and what the healthcare industry needs to combat it.

Telemedicine and its flaws: Not perfect just yet – but getting there

  Telemedicine is becoming increasingly widespread in the US. As technology becomes an intrinsic part of our lives, and we spend more and more time engaged in our devices, it makes sense to have healthcare administered digitally when possible. In this guest post, Rishi Madhok, MD, and Bo Vargas, co-founders of a telehealth service that […] [MORE]

Breaking down the silos: How to achieve EHR interoperability

Achieving electronic health record (EHR) interoperability is necessary for hospitals, but it hasn’t been achieved due to too many silos. In this guest post, Elizabeth Buckle, manager, product management at a health information technology and services provider, details what healthcare organizations should look for as they evaluate new solutions to achieve full interoperability.

3 ways to update power delivery in healthcare facilities

As hospitals age, they must find safe and cost-effective ways of keeping up with the digital needs of providing care. In this guest post, Cliff Weinstein, CEO and president of a company that provides power and charging solutions, offers advice on three areas where facilities can make charging technology improvements.

Medical device management: The high cost of doing nothing

  A typical hospital system has thousands of stationary and mobile medical devices on site and spends millions of dollars on maintenance, purchasing and leasing. Yet, despite the volume of devices, the investment and expense involved, healthcare organizations are overwhelmingly laggard in adopting effective medical device management – likely because they don’t realize the surprisingly […] [MORE]

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